Wednesday, December 23, 2015
State Farm Center
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The Missouri Tigers travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 5-5 and a road record of 0-2. They are 6-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-3. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 7-5 and a home record of 4-2. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Kevin Puryear comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Terrence Phillips averages 9.4 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Missouri. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Malcolm Hill averages 18.5 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kendrick Nunn averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Missouri averages 68.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 234th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 168th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 200th in the country. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game which ranks them 295th and 233rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 93rd with 12 per game. The Tigers allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 101st and 174th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 195th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 144th place in the country. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in the Division 1.
Illinois averages 77.2 points per game this year which ranks them 90th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 84th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 68th in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 285th and 69th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 18th with 10.2 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 267th and 317th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 111th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 236th place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in college basketball.
Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 6-3 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 6-3 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 6-4 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 5-5 against the over/under
Missouri Tigers Injuries
11/14/15 G Matravian Payne Academics has left team
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
12/20/15 F Leron Black Knee out indefinitely
11/30/15 F Mike Thorne Jr. Knee out for season
11/14/15 G Tracy Abrams Achilles out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Missouri
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